ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telvent (Nasdaq:TLVT), the leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that its agriculture brand, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, is hosting its fourth annual DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit in Chicago, December 7-10. The theme of this year's Summit is "Recalibrate for the New Normal" and its goal is to prepare farmers for the higher risks they face as commodity markets gyrate, land prices and rents soar and government policies prove increasingly hard to predict.
The Summit features industry-leading speakers providing outlooks on grain and soybean prices, interest rates, tax overhauls, land markets, health-care reform and crop-insurance choices. In addition, attendees will hear presentations from innovative farmers who will share their insights into hedging interest-rate risks, training the next generation of farmers and partnering with neighbors for expansion.
Commodity markets and their off-and-on bidding wars along with the weather that affects them will be front and center at the Summit. Top analysts from Telvent DTN will outline both fundamental and technical signals to watch. Private forecasters will provide crop estimates and first-hand status reports from Brazil's Soybean and Cotton Belt. For those in need of a refresher course on futures, options or other forward sales, there is an optional 8-hour DTN University Master Marketing course.
The 2010 Ag Summit also features a special keynote speech from Jeffrey Zaslow, Wall Street Journal columnist and the co-author of the bestselling book, Highest Duty. Zaslow will address attendees on the subject, "Surviving Crash Landings and Other Life Lessons."
According to Telvent's CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, "We recognize that the agriculture industry is facing a daunting task to feed the world's growing population in an increasingly complex and difficult global economic environment. As the leader in agriculture news and information, Telvent is committed to providing farmers with the best expert resources to answer the difficult questions facing their industry and successfully create better business models."
The DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit occurs each year in December and draws producers and agriculture industry professionals from across the country. For a complete summary of the 2010 Ag Summit including a complete list of speakers and access to presentation information, videos, pictures and additional resources, please visit .
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